Private Investments

Our private investments include holdings in infrastructure, private equity and real estate, which are selected specifically for their ability to provide more predictable returns and cash flows compared to assets that may be exposed to greater market volatility.

Private Equity

Our core private equity approach is to acquire significant ownership interests in private companies in North America, the U.K. and Europe, with the objective of generating strong capital returns. We take a thoughtful approach to capital deployment and invest in companies with solid business fundamentals, strong management teams and opportunities to grow.

In addition, private equity includes a limited externally managed funds program to gain access to strategic geographies and sectors and an innovation-based program, which invests in high potential startup technology-based firms.

Infrastructure

Our approach is to seek strong, stable cash flows through investments in large-scale infrastructure businesses in energy, social infrastructure and transportation – primarily in North America, Europe and Australia. These businesses include regulated services with long-term delivery contracts, which are generally protected with revenue, inflation and other support, such as guarantees that contribute reliable income over the long term.

We take a patient and disciplined approach to infrastructure investing, and execute on the prudent diversification of our portfolio by industry sector, geography, size and stage of development.

Real Estate

Our approach is centered on building a world-class, global real estate investment and management platform that delivers stable income and capital returns. Our diversified portfolio, which is managed by OMERS real estate company, Oxford Properties Group, includes 60 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties, along with multi-family and hotel properties, and development projects in key markets globally.

Our strategy focuses on investing in the major global, urban centres in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The platform is very well-diversified across regions, property types and industry groups and we use our competitive advantage in the development sector to access unique investment opportunities.